Edward Drinker Cope (1840-1897) was a Philadelphia scientist. He was one of the main paleontologists in the late
1800's Bone Wars. The War started when fellow paleontologist Othniel Charles Marsh pointed out that Cope had put a skull on the wrong end of a marine reptile, the Elasmosaurus.

Cope found several dinosaurus (such as Coelophysis and Camarasaurus) and other reptiles (e.g. Elasmosaurus), 56 total. Cope died in 1897 due to an cystitis.


  • The number of prehistoric animals Cope found is the same number as his age when he died (56).